First, thanks for your patient indulgence of a newbie to the forums (I’ve had an account since December but just found this resource), as I ramp up my planning.
We’re going the first week of December and staying at the Beach Club. I quite like the idea of going to MK on a Christmas Party day, when the crowds should be lower, so we’re doing that two of our days. One of them, we’ll leave shortly after lunch, take a break at the hotel, and then head over to Epcot for a Via Napoli reservation.
Another, we’re planning to stay from RD until normal-people hours end at 6. We have a lunch reservation but no dinner plans. I was thinking instead of bussing back to the Beach Club we might monorail over to Epcot, and wander through to the International Gateway, picking up a snack along the way. Is this a brilliant strategy for getting a little more fun in on the way back to our hotel for the night, or is it going to be more of a hassle than it’s worth? I mean, I’m sure we’ll just see how tired we are and play it by ear, but I’d love a little input to inform our decision when the time comes.
(We’re also doing a third MK day where we do have tickets for the Christmas party–we will be there 8 nights.)